Death Quotes and Sayings

Death is so unpredictable, it just happens – so suddenly. Death doesn’t differentiate between young or old. Be prepared.
Anandmurti Gurumaa

Death is a tool of transfer, from temporary life to eternal which has no end.

Submitted by: liaqath

When you are born, you cry, and the world rejoices. When you die, you rejoice, and the world cries.
– Buddhist saying

Die happily and look forward to taking up a new and better form. Like the sun, only when you set in the west can you rise in the east.
– Jelaluddin Rumi

Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I do not die.
– Mary Elizabeth Frye

We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne

Life is a dream walking. Death is going home.
– Chinese Proverb

It is worth dying to find out what life is.
– T.S. Eliot

All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity.
William Shakespeare

I believe that when death closes our eyes we shall awaken to a light, of which our sunlight is but the shadow.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

Death–the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
– Walter Scott

For in the sleep of death, what dreams may come when we have shuffled off this mortal coil, must give us pause.
William Shakespeare

“Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.”
Steve Jobs (Jobs’ biological sister Mona Simpson reported these being Jobs last words before he died.)

It is very beautiful over there!
– Thomas Edison (These words were reported as being spoken by Edison’s by his physician days before he died as he awoke from a nap and gazed upward.)

Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord.
– The Bible

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